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Pair of Cuff Buttons

1963.402ab (RS8124)

Description

Pair of circular gold and hair cuff buttons, gold rope pinwheel design with inset of woven brown hair, gold post and circular guard on reverse.

Details

Maker
unknown
Date
1850-1890
Inscriptions
"C. H. C." (Engraved)
Location of origin
American
Object type
Clothing -- Accessory
Descriptive terms
BUTTON
fasteners
Dimensions
3/16 in (A); 3/16 in (B) (D), 7/16 in (A); 7/16 in (B) (diameter) (inches)
Accession Number
1963.402ab
GUSN
100837
Reference Notes
For more information on cuff links and studs see Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995):178-179; Hinks, Peter, "Victorian Jewelry," (1991). For more information on hair jewelry see Bell, C. Jeanenne, "Collector's Encyclopedia of Hairwork Jewelry," (1998); Bury, Shirley, "Jewellery, 1789-1910," v. 2 (1991): 680-698; Campbell, Mark, "The Art of Hair Work: Hair Braiding and Jewelry of Sentiment with Catalog of Hair Jewelry," Eds. Jules & Kaethe Kliot (facsimile of 1875 printing, 1996); Dawes, Ginny Reddington & Corinne Davidov, "Victorian Jewelry: Unexplored Treasures," (1991): 139-143; Fales, Martha Gandy, "Jewelry in America, 1600-1900," (1995): 98-107, 214-219.
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